Friday, November 21, 2014

Five On Friday

Happy Friday! Today I'm linking up with Leslie from A Blonde Ambition  for confessional Friday and the girls for Five on Friday.

We normally put our tree up after Thanksgiving and since we have been married we have never decorated earlier. This year we went ahead and started to decorate!! I know people have their pet peeves about this, but we are going out of town for 10 days between now and Christmas, so I want to enjoy my decorations for as long as I can. I
 love the feeling in my home when it's dark and the tree lights are shining. There is still something so magical about this time of year to me!

I set a goal for myself to work out at least 15 times in the month of November. Well it wasn't really going well until this week!!! I have managed to take a Pure Barre Class or go to the gym Every. Single. Day this week!! Woohoo! I guess knowing I'll be in a bathing suit in less than 2 weeks lights a fire to get moving. : ) 

My husband and I worked on this table for the last week and I am in LOVE with the way it turned out! Our dining room has been empty for a very long time and I'm so excited to finally see it with a table! I know this table will be special for years to come just knowing that we worked on it together and laughed so much during the process.

This has got to be my favorite meal lately!! This week makes the third time I have made this chili recipe!! It is Whole30 and Paleo approved!

I had pictures taken, ordered and received my Christmas cards! I'm going to wait until at least the 1st of December to mail them out, but feeling oh so productive! 


  1. I am totally with you on decorating early to enjoy the deco ratings longer!! We're doing it this weekend!! I love your table- so pretty! Stopping by from the link-up!!

  2. I used to be very ticked when people decorated before thanksgiving, but now I don't hate it as much considering we will be out of town a lot as well! I was thinking about starting early!

    Also, The table looks great!

    Stopping by from the 5 on Friday linkup :)
    Showered With Design

  3. I love your Tree!!! So Cute :) Way to go on the table, you guys did a great job and it looks so good in there.. Hope you had a great weekend!! Found your blog on the link up
    Chelsea @

  4. Good for you with working out!! And the table, that's so awesome!! And I'm in the same exact position with the Christmas cards... holding back until Dec 1 but so happy to be ahead of the game!

  5. I always have followed the rule of not decorating until after Christmas, but this year I have been dying to pull out the Christmas stuff earlier than usual!